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Born on 1073 Died on 1118
Muhammad ibn Malik al-Tighnari was an important Agronomist, Botanist, Biologist, Farmer and author. Originally from Tignar, a village a few kilometres north of Granada. He wrote a treatise on agronomy in 12 chapters entitled Zuhrat al-bustān wa-nuzhat al-adhhan (The Flowers of Garden and Intell...
Died on 1266
Al Urdi (d. 1266) from Aleppo, is famed for his Kitab Al-Hayah (A Book on astronomy). He was the first astronomer associated with Maragha to initiate constructing planetary models. He built astronomical instruments and wrote The instruments of the observatory of Maragha. Al-Urdi is also an architect...
Born on 780 Died on 822
Abu `Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ‘Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami. His surname is derived from his grandfather's name Waqid and thus he became famous as al-Imam al-Waqidi. Al-Waqidi was an early Muslim historian and biographer of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad specializing in his campaigns. Al-Waqidi served a...
Born on 1094 Died on 1130
Abu Al- 'Ala' studied at Cordova at the school of Abu Al-Aina, a doctor who came from the Orient to Spain.[2] He was even more successful as a physician than his father. He was attached to the court of al-Mutamid, the last 'Abbadid king of Seville (ruled from 1068 to 1091), and after the-conquest of...

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